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AAP Report Focuses on NICU Preparedness Planning

2017 25 Apr

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new clinical report to help neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) better prepare for disasters. The report reviews disasters that have affected NICUs in the U.S. and examines how organising concepts of mass critical care in paediatrics can be applied to the NICU.   The report, “Disaster Preparedness in... Read more

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Technology Detects Risk of Infection in Premature or Critically Ill Infants

2016 21 May

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health in the U.S. has introduced a monitoring technology to detect when infants are at risk of infection.The Heart Rate Observation system (HeRO) (MPSC, Charlottesville, USA) is an algorithm-based system that can detect slight changes in a baby’s heartbeat that could be an early sign of a major... Read more

Executive Health Management

Rudeness Damages Medical Staff Performance

2015 14 Sep

A new Tel Aviv University study published in Pediatrics shows that rudeness can affect hospital staff's diagnostic and professional performance. The results suggest that even the most benign forms of impoliteness may impede medical personnel's ability to perform under pressure and damage the quality of patient care, according to researchers."While the... Read more

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Exposure to Rude Behaviour Harms NICU Team Performance

2015 17 Aug

A study by Israeli researchers shows that exposure to rude behaviour can have adverse consequences on the diagnostic and procedural performance of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team members. Information-sharing and help-seeking can mediate the effect of rudeness, according to the study published in Pediatrics, an official peer-reviewed journal... Read more

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NICU Admission Up in the U.S.

2015 27 Jul

According to an article published in JAMA Pediatrics, admissions rates for newborns at neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the U.S. are increasing and questions are now being raised as to the possibility of overuse of this highly specialised and expensive care.Since the NICU opened in the U.S. 55 years ago, neonatal mortality rate has declined... Read more

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Distinct Naming Convention in NICU can Reduce Errors

2015 20 Jul

Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are traditionally identified on the basis of gender and last name such as Babyboy Jackson or Babygirl Smith. However, this naming configuration has the potential to result in wrong-patient errors. According to a study published in Pediatrics, the use of a more sophisticated naming convention that includes... Read more

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Telemedicine First in Neonatal ICU

2015 05 Jul

A Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) study, published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, shows that robot-assisted telemedicine could be used to perform bedside rounds and direct daily care for infants with mild-to-moderate disease. Researchers found no significant differences in patient outcomes when telemedicine — with real-time audio... Read more

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Standardised Feeding Approach Improves NICU Babies' Growth

2015 05 Mar

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH, USA) have created a new standardised approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The guidelines published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner. Many infants have complicated... Read more

Executive Health Management

Novel ID System Reduces Neonatal ICU Errors

2014 30 Oct

A unique naming system designed to clearly identify newborns without a first name helps reduce confusion and miscommunication in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a recent study. The use of the naming system significantly reduced near-miss wrong-patient orders in the electronic medical record (EMR) by more clearly identifying neonates... Read more

IMAGING Management

Agfa HealthCare / Saudi Arabia MoH Sign Agreement

2014 27 Jun

To be installed in 3 hospitals, Mobile DX-D 100 DR selected for its excellent MUSICA image quality and potential for dose reduction, which is especially important for neonatal patientsDX-D 100 DR systems to be installed in radiology department of Rafha Central Hospital in Arar and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Maternity and Children’s hospital... Read more